Thanks for help during Woden bike crash.

Pommy bastard 10 June 2011 42

My profound and heartfelt thanks to all who came to my aid last night, when my motorbike collided with a taxi in Woden.

I was cut up by a right turning taxi, who claimed not to have seen me, despite my wearing a dayglo jacket and having my lights on.

The large number of people who assisted me, offed to be witnesses, called the ambulance and police, and generally saw to my welfare all have my undying gratitude.

A massive THANK YOU to the young lady who looked after my now wrecked bike, got it transported to a safe place, and has offed to return it to my house, who showed caring and compassion to a total stranger that gives one renewed faith in the human race.

Suffice to say after a night in the kind and wonderful care of Canberra hospital I am now home, with broken collarbone and messed up knee and pelvis, typing to you all left-handed on the wife’s I-pad!


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Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 12:42 pm 16 Jun 11

Thanks very much mate, you’re a very good person. But my time here is over. Only 2/3 of my posts get through, and it’s really not worth the candle, esp now when I’m writing left handed. Bye bye all.

The Frots The Frots 12:25 pm 16 Jun 11

Pommy bastard said :

Just popping back in, after convincing myself not to post here again, just to give a big public THANK YOU to “The Frots”.

That was ever so kind of you to offer. (they will know what I mean.)

No problems PB – just let us know. Naturally, this doesn’t negate any issue that we discuss on this forum where you feel obliged to ‘give it to me in the neck’.

Get better soon mate.

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 11:54 am 16 Jun 11

Just popping back in, after convincing myself not to post here again, just to give a big public THANK YOU to “The Frots”.

That was ever so kind of you to offer. (they will know what I mean.)

BelcoMan BelcoMan 10:31 am 14 Jun 11

dazzab said :

So you ride in Canberra and you haven’t heard of CanberraRIDERS? Where u been?

He must have been hanging around ACT riders waiting for someone to get there.

Hope you’re better soon PB

LSWCHP LSWCHP 10:47 pm 12 Jun 11

Sorry to hear about your bingle PB, and glad to hear that you’re OK. I rode for many years until I was almost killed in a car crash. One of the results of that was a reevaluation of the wisdom of motorcycling, and a decision to stick to four wheels in the future.

I suspect I might be dead if I’d stayed on my bike.

matt31221 matt31221 8:11 pm 12 Jun 11

Great to hear that you are ok and getting back on a bike soon PB. Yep, when riding you gotta pretend everyone is trying to hit you – end up a lot safer that way. What kind of bike did you have and what are you getting??

cranky cranky 7:09 pm 12 Jun 11

Can I be so gauche as to plead for you to get off the widow maker and find a less dangerous form of transport. Been there, done that. Got off it when a mechanical fault nearly killed me. End of rant!!.

But may I also thank the 5 or so witnesses who went totally out of their way to assist me and the unfortunate (and unfortunately recently uninsured) lady who ran a red light, totalling her Mercedes and not doing my vehicle any favours, in a recent coming together.

Thank you to the 3 ladies (some with kids in the car). who stood around in spitting, cold rain, to ensure the lady was OK, and that they could assist with witness statements. I’m talking about 25-30 minutes here, a goodly chunk of most peoples schedule.

There are a hell of a lot more good people in this town than the scrotes that make the headlines.

Jethro Jethro 5:24 pm 12 Jun 11

Pommy bastard said :

(Ps, Jethro, any relation to Geoff Rowe the famous Cornishman?)

Sorry, no British in my lineage whatsoever PB.
My name is referring to Jethro Bodine, the loveable halfwit from Beverly Hills.

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 1:44 pm 12 Jun 11

Mr Evil said :

The taxi driver wasn’t Welsh by any chance????

He sounded Welsh, but was actually Indian, hard to tell the difference at times.

Mr Evil Mr Evil 5:43 pm 11 Jun 11

Get well soon, mate.

I hope the taxi driver has learnt a valuable lesson – although, judging by the quality of taxi drivers in Canberra, something makes me think that they probably won’t have.

The taxi driver wasn’t Welsh by any chance????

Diggety Diggety 3:19 pm 11 Jun 11

John Moulis said :

“Extreme Conservative views” PB? What about your belief in climate change?

‘Belief’ being the operative word…

Glad to hear you can still type, as any heated Left/Right bout would not be the same without you.

Good luck, best wishes and happy riding.

Thumper Thumper 11:52 am 11 Jun 11

Glad to hear you’re okay. In a world of dickheads there are still plenty of good people.

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 11:50 am 11 Jun 11

Again, I am deeply touched by the warm wishes here, I cannot thank you enough.

I’m still on crutches, and still finding it difficult to sleep,despite quiet fun pain meds, due to pains in my shoulder.

My good lady wife, Mrs Aussie Bastard has been an absolute brick, God I love that woman! We have guests staying with us this week, other ex-pat poms, and the burden of catering to them, not that it is a burden per se, has fallen squarely on her shoulders. This is on top of helping me with normal functions, the type of which I’m sure you’d prefer not to hear about.

Opening thus thread today, and reading good wishes from those who I have “different” views to, (CSRI and Jethro esp) is wonderfully warming and heartening. Beers on me if ever we meet, boys.

Oh and aother massive thank you to the kind and caring staff of Canberra hospital! We are blessed fellow citizens with a fine facility there, and fine staff to “person it”.

(Ps, Jethro, any relation to Geoff Rowe the famous Cornishman?)

Captain RAAF Captain RAAF 9:14 am 11 Jun 11

Bloody Poms, always complainin’….if it aint the weather it’s their broken collarbones!

Harden up!

Jethro Jethro 10:44 pm 10 Jun 11

Yeah… I think this is JB’s way of telling me to pay up so I can edit my comments. So much for the stop button on my browser.

Jethro Jethro 7:02 pm 10 Jun 11

John Moulis said :

“Extreme Conservative views” PB? What about your belief in climate change?

Don’t forget his contempt for religion!

Jethro Jethro 6:47 pm 10 Jun 11

Good to hear you are ok, PB. (Well if broken bones count as ok).

Jethro Jethro 6:45 pm 10 Jun 11

Good to hear you are ok PB. Well, relatively ok.

Jethro Jethro 6:44 pm 10 Jun 11

Good to hear you are ok PB.

Deref Deref 5:39 pm 10 Jun 11

Glad to hear you survived it! Hope you’re well soon.

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